Hate commuting? Here how to find happiness on a boring or stressful commute – or at least hate your commute a lot less.
If you’re commuting in a car or a bus, look for interesting license plates or unusual scenery.
If you’re commuting on a train, look around and see if can find someone wearing something unusual or reading a book with a quirky title etc..
This is actually a MINDFULNESS TOOL. It keeps you fully in the present – which is where the most happiness is to be found.
Paulo Cuelho says: “You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”
When you play a grown up’s game of “I Spy” – and get curious about finding cool and interesting things in your surroundings – you are fully awake and mindful – and can experience far more joy in your day.
Gratitude is a researched and famously known happiness booster.
So play a game in your head listing all the people, things and events you’re grateful for.
See if you can get the list to 100!
Listen to podcasts or read a book – so you reframe the journey as an opportunity to learn or be entertained.
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.